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Targa Systems Division of L-3 Communications (Ottawa, ON, Canada) offers Serial ATA (SATA) data transfer systems for military and aerospace applications. Two versions of the SATA data transfer systems are available: the...

MapuSoft Technologies (Mobile, AL) has released OS PAL (OS Porting and Abstraction Lab) Version 1.3 with the Profiler feature. The feature is an add-on to the OS PAL Eclipse-based code migration and API optimization...

Thermoteknix (Cambridge, UK) has introduced the Miricle 110K-25 thermal imaging camera that incorporates a 25- micron detector and 384 × 288 uncooled microbolometer focal plane array detectors. They are sensitive...

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The ARMOR™ convertible notebook and ARMOR™ tablet PC from DRS Tactical Systems, a unit of DRS Technologies (Parsippany, NJ), offer data protection technology and sunlightreadable display options. They provide MIL-STD-810F durability and use Intel processors and an array of communications options, including...

Rad-icon Imaging Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) offers the Shad-o-Box 1024 Hi-Res X-ray-sensitive imaging camera that uses the company's RadEye™ digital image sensor. The compact standalone camera features a 14-bit output...

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Thermal Imager

InfraRed Integrated Systems Ltd. (Irisys, Northampton, UK) offers the IRI 1011 universal thermal imager for military and industrial applications. The imager houses the imaging optics, detector, drive electronics, optical...

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Shock-absorbing Kick-EEZ recoil pads from Sorbothane (Kent, OH) protect soldiers from the effects of recoil of weapons. The pad fits into the weapon's sliding buttstock and adapts to different firing positions and soldiers with different physical characteristics. Made of proprietary Sorbothane® material, the pad attenuates shock...

iKey (Austin, TX) offers backlit keyboards that are compatible with night-vision goggles. Interference caused by LED lights in illuminated computer keyboards can make it difficult to see when wearing...

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CMOS Image Sensor

The TriWave™ germanium-enhanced CMOS image sensor from NoblePeak Vision (Wakefield, MA) has sensitivity over the visible to shortwave infrared (SWIR) range of the electromagnet spectrum. Users can capture visual images in zero light. The imager has a pixel size of 10 × 10μ, and allows camera manufacturers to...

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Wearable Language Translation System

Voxtec International (Annapolis, MD) offers the SQUID™ SQ.200 wearable translation system that provides troops with tactical, one-way translation capabilities available in more than 40 languages. The voice-activated, hands-free, eyes-free device is pre-loaded with over 2,000 situational phrases,...

Remaining at the forefront of technological advancements in the printed wiring industry requires a proven combination of process methodology, state-of-the-art processing...

Sensor-based imaging systems generate invaluable information for modern warfare, but a serious challenge exists to the timely use of that information. Data links that provide the transmission...

Briefs: Physical Sciences
Detecting Explosives by Use of LIBS

Laser-induced breakdown spectros - copy (LIBS) has been investigated for potential utility as a means of detecting trace amounts of chemical explosives and residues thereof in lawenforcement, forensic...

In a research program now in progress, polymeric materials that catalyze the generation of nitric oxide (NO) at low concentrations are being developed and tested for utility as coatings on...

Amethod of real-time fusion of readout data from electronic inertial and image sensors for passive navigation has been developed. By "passive navigation" is meant navigation without...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
MEMS Offset-Beam Torsional Electrothermal Actuators

Prototypes of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) rotational actuators based on a principle of torsion induced by thermal expansion of electrically heated offset beams have been designed,...

Progress has been made in a continuing effort to develop surgically implantable, biocompatible electrochemical- sensor arrays for continuous measurement of concentrations of analytes...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Use of a Heat Pipe to Cool Aircraft Electronics

The first steps have been taken in a continuing project to study the suitability of dissipating heat from electronic and electric-actuator equipment aboard an aircraft by using a loop heat pipe, containing water as the working fluid, that delivers the heat to the exterior aircraft skin. The first...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Microscale Electrical Contacts for Self-Assembly

An experimental study of self-assembly processes in which small, heterogeneous components become spontaneously aligned with each other and bonded through soldering of mating electrical...

Electrical filters of a recently invented type are designed and constructed as transmission lines into which multistage photonic-band-gap (PBG) structures are incorporated. As used...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
BC VCSELs for RF/Photonic Links

Bipolar cascade (BC) vertical-cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) of a type intended specifically for use in radio-frequency (RF)/photonic links have been demonstrated. As used here, "RF/photonic link"...

Aset of equations has been formulated to enable quantification of several aspects of the performance of an analog photonic communication link as affected by laser noise. A procedure for...

Briefs: Information Technology
C++ Architecture for Simulating UAVs

A conference paper describes the use of the CADAC++ software system for simulating operations of uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs) in conjunction with moving ground targets while interacting with other UAVs and with satellites that assist in targeting. CADAC++ was developed by rewriting the prior...

The term "Software Wind Tunnel" (SWiT) denotes an institution proposed to be established as a means of overcoming obstacles that, heretofore, have impeded technology transition in...

Briefs: Information Technology
Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Calculations for Aerodynamics

Governing differential equations, and algorithms to solve the equations numerically, have been developed to enable computational simulation of weakly ionized aerodynamic flows in the presence of electromagnetic fields. The equations and algorithms are intended mainly for application to...

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